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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Best Books on George and Abe


With the Presidents Day holiday fast approaching (called George Washington’s Day in Virginia), history buffs may want to read more about the two Chief Executives born in February – George Washington (Feb. 22, 1732) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12, 1809).

Here are a few recent books on our first president:

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

The Ascent of George Washington by John Ferling

The Unexpected George Washington by Harlow Unger

The Wall Street Journal recently offered a list of books on Lincoln in its “Five Best Books” column. Here is a sampling:

Honor’s Voice by Douglas Wilson

Lincoln’s Melancholy by Joshua Wolf Shenk

Herndon’s Lincoln by William Henry Herndon

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